Though LSU has been granted a home game this weekend, the Tigers must treat it as an away game — at least in terms of recruiting.
LSU cannot use the game against South Carolina as a recruiting function, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Crabtree. The game was originally scheduled for noon ET Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., but the decision was made Wednesday to move it to Baton Rouge, La., and play at 3:30 ET Saturday in Tiger Stadium.
An LSU official told the AJC’s SEC Country that he could not confirm nor deny the report.
Earlier Wednesday, four-star wide receiver target Stephen Sullivan, who was previously committed to LSU, tweeted out that he was going to be in Baton Rouge this Saturday.
Typically, college teams distribute tickets to recruiting targets when they’re at home. A home game at Tiger Stadium against an SEC foe such as South Carolina would usually be a prime opportunity to host recruits.
The twist here is that LSU is the official away team when it lines up against the Gamecocks on Saturday, despite what the venue suggests.
— Jeremy Crabtree (@jeremycrabtree) October 7, 2015
Miles says he doesn't think they can host recruits on Saturday. "It's basically a home game at Tiger Stadium that the away team is hosting."
— David Ching (@ESPNChing) October 7, 2015